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"Garden in the Wild" Annual Black-Tie Gala

Date: January 31, 2014 7:00 PM
Event organizers have announced the theme for the Palm Beach Zoo’s annual gala, to be held January 31, 2014, at The Breakers in Palm Beach. “The Garden in the Wild” theme will be in celebration of all things living at the Zoo. Cocktails begin at 7 p.m., with dinner and dancing to follow beginning at 8 p.m.
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Saying Goodbye to Maya

Date: Feb 1 to 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Maya the jaguar has been a Palm Beach Zoo guest favorite since her birth five years ago. With her diva-ish personality and stunning good looks, she has touched the hearts of not only her keepers but the thousands of guests that have seen her grow-up. Join us this weekend, Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2, as we say goodbye to Maya. Like all growing children, they must eventually leave the nest and start families of their own. Maya will be leaving us to begin hers the week of February 3, 2014. Maya, like many of the Zoo's animals, is part of a Species Survival Plan (see below for more details) and has received a breeding recommendation from the Jaguar SSP Studbook Keeper to be paired with a handsome male jaguar at the Los Angeles Zoo. The first 100 children through the Zoo's gates on Saturday & Sunday, February 1 & 2 will receive a special jaguar-themed surprise from Maya herself.
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Saying Goodbye to Maya

DragonFest: Celebrate the Chinese New Year & Year of the Horse

Date: February 1, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse with the Palm Beach Zoo! DON''T MISS ENTERTAINMENT at 1:30 pm in the Zoo's Fountain Plaza: Authentic Dragon & Lion Dances followed by Kung Fu Presentations performed by the world-renowned John Wai Kung Fu Academy. Guests will also be able to enjoy: Glass Productions' Purple People Painters Temporary Tattoo Artists (Fountain Plaza / 11 am - 3 pm), Keeper Talks & Wildlife Presentations (throughout the day), and Children's Crafts & Giveaways (Fountain Plaza / 11 am - 3 pm). Click the event title above for more information.
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DragonFest: Celebrate the Chinese New Year & Year of the Horse

Frog Watch USA - Citizen Scientist Program

Date: February 1, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Melvin J. & Claire Levine Animal Care Complex - Palm Beach Zoo
We are very excited to announce the beginning of the Palm Beach Zoo's first Frog Watch Chapter! Come volunteer with us and learn how you can become a citizen scientist. Frog Watch is a program that allows volunteers to collect valuable data and frogs just by listening to their calls. The best part is that you don't have to be frog expert to volunteer! Simply attend our volunteer training course and we will teach you exactly what you need to know. For more information, please email us at frogwatch@palmbeachzoo.org - we hope to see you there! To learn more about Frog Watch USA visit, www.aza.org/frogwatch/
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Frog Watch USA - Citizen Scientist Program

Valentine's Day Safari

Date: Feb 14 to 15, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Travel through the Zoo and see how many of the happy couples you can find! There will be giveaways and fun activities for the little ones throughout the Zoo, too! Make sure to stop by our Green Market on Saturday to pick up a beautiful rose for your loved ones.
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Valentine's Day Safari

Vote for a New WILD Zoo President

Date: February 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The animals have gone wild at the Palm Beach Zoo. They’ve ousted our current president and are looking for a new leader…for one day only, President’s Day! Cast your vote by “liking” the picture of your Presidential pick on the Zoo's Facebook page (photos will be posted on February 13, 2014)! Candidates will be narrowed down from five to two by 10 am Sunday, February 16. To cast your final vote for President, you must visit the Zoo on President’s Day, Monday, February 17, where you’ll be given a ballot chip to place in the respective bin for who you think should lead the Zoo. The winner will be announced after 5 p.m. on the Zoo’s Facebook page.
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Please join the Palm Beach Zoo in welcoming the Wildlife Conservation Society to Palm Beach for Madidi: Portraits of Bolivian Biodiversity. Remarks by: Julie Kunen, Executive Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Program, Lilian Painter, Bolivia Country Director, Rob Wallace, Director of the Madidi Tambopata, and Landscape Conservation Program and Amazon Landscape Conservation Expert. Kindly RSVP to Renée Wellman at (718) 741-1655 or rwellman@wcs.org by February 18, 2014. Thanks to the generous support of Ashley Schiff Ramos & The Schiff Foundation and Florida Crystals Corporation for making this evening possible. Please click the event title above for additional information regarding the evening.
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Madidi: Portraits of Bolivian Biodiversity - Presented by Wildlife Conservation Society

We Care Kids Fair - Hosted by Parenting Plus Magazine

Date: Feb 22 to 23, 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This annual event is hosted by Parenting Plus Magazine and provides families with dynamic hands-on cultural and educational activities presented by local service organizations and businesses. Entertainment will include children's performances, bounce house, games and craft stations, face painting, costume characters, wildlife shows and keeper talks, and much more! For more information regarding We Care Kids Fair or to be a vendor, please contact Parenting Plus at pplus000@aol.com.
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We Care Kids Fair - Hosted by Parenting Plus Magazine

Conservation Leadership Lecture featuring Syd Kitson

Date: February 26, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for an evening with Mr. Syd Kitson, President and CEO of Kitson & Partners. Mr. Kitson will share his plans to build a new solar-powered city called Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of the Babcock Ranch which encompasses more than 92,000 acres. Babcock Ranch is an exceptional example of environmental preservation and responsible growth. Thank you to Florida Crystals Corporation for their generous sponsorship of this informative evening featuring Syd Kitson. Please click the event title above for additional information and to register.
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Conservation Leadership Lecture featuring Syd Kitson

ZooVies

Date: February 28, 2014 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Enjoy an inspiring family movie under the stars at the Palm Beach Zoo! Our first ZOOvies presentation is RIO 3D on Friday, February 28th. Of course, we'll have popcorn, snacks, refreshments (including a cash beer & wine bar for those 21 and over), and up-close animal encounters. For your comfort bring blankets, cushions or low-rise beach chairs to sit on in the Fountain Plaza. Meet Perus, our hyacinth macaw, a close relative of Blu the lead character of the movie. This is the first ever outdoor 3D movie event in Florida, produced by Twilight Features. The Zoo re-opens at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 7:00 pm. Admission includes full Zoo access until the movie starts. Please note, as we approach dusk some animals may not be fully visible. Admission: Member adults $9, Non-member adults $10, Member child $6, Non-member child $7, under 3 Free.
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ZooVies

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West Palm Beach, Florida 33405-3035
(561) 547-9453

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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.